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The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 133 - With apologies to Filippo Brunelleschi

16th June 2014 (11:54)

Second part of the chibi version of the story I also covered in the fic 'A Matter of Perspective'.

Filippo Brunelleschi was the Florentine sculptor, architect and painter from the 15th century who's credited with inventing linear perspective - that is, the way of depicting the illusion of three-dimensional shapes on a two-dimensional surface. In this cartoon, I've given his discovery to Fëanor and Nerdanel instead. Sorry, Filippo.

Part 132: With apologies to Filippo Brunelleschi

Next time: Part 134: Here comes the bride

Chibis by tektek.org
Original story by and copyright to J R R Tolkien, ed. C Tolkien: Primarily based on the Silmarillion, but incorporating ideas from the 12-volume History of Middle Earth series.
Questions and comments welcome!


Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 16th June 2014 23:51 (UTC)

Míriel inventing embroidery is actually HoME canon: "By her was the craft of needles devised". I agree, the Elves of the Great Journey probably were still at the hunter-gatherer stage, at least until Yavanna sent them seeds for the wheat that makes lembas and instructions on how to grow it.

I suspect the Valar would have taught them a lot; but also, as I hinted in my fic via Nerdanel, they'd prefer to let people discover things for themselves too rather than just let the Valar spoon-feed them. (And I do think the Elves came up with some things that even the Valar had never thought of.)

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